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Our QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) has designed a comprehensive 15-week General Surgical Anatomy Course (GSAC) that enables you to further enhance your knowledge of anatomy education in relation to general surgical anatomy and assists in preparing for the General Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE).

This course is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and creates an in-depth immersion into specific regions of the body through:

  • osteology
  • arthrology
  • clinical anatomy
  • surface anatomy
  • visceral anatomy
  • surgical approaches
  • clinical case studies in the regions of neurology, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, intra-pelvic, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee, ankle/foot, spinal anatomy and radiological anatomy.

The weekly course is composed of two parts:

  • anatomical demonstrations with prosected cadaveric specimens by qualified clinical anatomists
  • surgical approaches and anatomical dissection using fresh frozen cadaveric material demonstrated by current leading surgeons within those regions.

You'll be taught by qualified clinical anatomists and surgeons who are well-respected in their disciplines.

Who should participate

Pre- medical students, medical professionals, radiographers, radiologists, SET 1 and SET 2 (Surgical Education And Training) and allied health professionals.

You'll need to have studied anatomy at an undergraduate level as part of a bachelor degree or medical degree.



You can attend course sessions on-site or online.

On-site venue

QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)
Prince Charles Hospital Campus
Staib Road
Qld 4032


  • Online


2019 dates to be confirmed.

This course runs weekly on Wednesday nights for 15 weeks.

Most workshops will focus on a particular anatomical region. These workshops run from 6pm-9.30pm.

Weeks 6 and 15 will be a revision sessions, which will include a question-and-answer session, and sample General Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) material. The revision sessions run from 6pm-9pm.

1 Neurology 1 August 2018
2 Head and neck 8 August 2018
3 Thorax 22 August 2018
4 Abdomen 29 August 2018
5 Intra-pelvic 5 September 2018
6 Revision (GSSE) 12 September 2018
7 Shoulder 19 September 2018
8 Elbow 10 October 2018
9 Wrist and hand 17 October 2018
10 Hip and pelvis 24 October 2018
11 Knee 31 October 2018
12 Ankle and foot 7 November 2018
13 Back and spine 14 November 2018
14Radiology21 November 2018
15Revision (GSSE)28 November 2018


The course is live-streamed online at the same time as on-site sessions, so if you're a remote or off-site participant you'll still have plenty of opportunity to participate in the anatomy discussions and surgical demonstrations in real time using High Definition (HD) laparoscopic, arthroscopic surgical light camera and in-room cameras.

If you register as an on-site participant and can't attend on some nights, you'll be able to access the course online. Online video sessions will only be available until 31 March of the year following your registration in the course, without exception.

If you're an online participant you can also choose to attend on-site sessions.

We encourage as much on-site participation as possible to gain the maximum benefit from the course.


2018 Onsite and Online course

$5,500 (GST included).

Fees include:

  • a light supper with tea and coffee.

2018 Onsite and Online Radiology Module (only for 2017 delegates)

$550 (GST included).

Fees include:

  • a light supper with tea and coffee.


For more information about the course, contact QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility.

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You will receive a certificate of completion upon satisfactory completion of the assessment.


You'll need to have studied anatomy at an undergraduate level as part of a bachelor degree or medical degree.

You're required to undertake self-directed learning to revise adjacent anatomical structures and pathways related to the specific module region. We won't directly assess your assumed knowledge.

Course materials

You'll receive access to the course materials one week before the course starts, pending payment of your registration.

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Register your interest for future courses.

Register your interest

Email QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility to register your interest for future courses.


When you register for the course, you will create an account with us.

There are no payment plans available.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for QUTeX courses.

Terms and conditions

At all times during this course, delegates are expected to comply with the QUT Student Code of Conduct.


To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing.

If you cancel at least 10 business days before the course starts, you will receive a partial refund of the full fee minus a $100 administration fee.

No registration refunds will be made within 10 business days of the course starting.

You may transfer your registration to another person. Advise us in writing of the full name and details of the person replacing you before the course starts.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we'll advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We're not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.